Fan Fic character list?

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Fan Fic character list?

Postby chicgeek » Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:03 pm

So, as a relative newbie to the wonderful world of Wapsiversefanfic, I have a request.
Can we have a list of which characters are written by which person?
I have gone back and read through it all, but it'd be helpful. That way I can be sure to run ideas and questions by the right person. I could go through it all again with a notebook, but thought I'd ask here first. :D
I know Sarge writes Neil, and therefore Phix, Dinky the elves, ect.
But what about the centaur clan? And there's so many many characters in general now...eep.
Of course I'd never jump in to someone's story, and anything written by me that involves another character , I'd both ask permission, and run the post by them for approval.
Things like *REDACTED* has just arrived in Minneapolis, could I have them run into *Your Character*? Ect.
Thank you all. You're a talented bunch that's written some damn fine work.
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby GlytchMeister » Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:54 pm

I write Glytch and John. Those are mine.

In "Thicker Than Blood" I wrote a lot of Atsali and Castela.

Billens is very much a shared character.
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby chicgeek » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:07 pm

Thanks!
What about the main characters from the comic? I know there's someone here who writes Tina and Stan, but are the rest 'use as needed'?
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby Warrl » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:29 pm

Anything major involving other people's major characters, you might want to discuss in advance - well before you start writing. Also if the date that something did/will happen is important and not already nailed down. And world-building stuff, such as my creating the Alexander family foundation.

For canon characters, the basic thing is try to stick to the canon as it exists when you write the scene, and avoid changing them in ways that would be obvious or will be problematic if the canon goes a different direction. On the other hand, we have gotten several canon characters non-canonically married and handed some of them equally non-canonical children, among other changes.

What I did in "A Stable Relationship" is pick up a couple of someone else's minor characters and make them major characters in my story. In this case I then had to figure out how to drag them into reach of everyone else, because they were SO minor; on the other hand, I didn't disrupt anything like I might if, say, Edward and Arania were to get married and start a courier service catering to churches.

My far-from-complete (and possibly inaccurate) list of who the original and major writers for assorted fanon-only characters and organizations are - the original writer is first:
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Allan Richer - Just Old Al
Arania Wardoff - Sgt. Howard
Billens (quasi-canonical*) - Sgt. Howard
Calvin Alexander - jwhouk
Ebenezer Alexander (long dead) - Sgt. Howard, jwhouk
Edward (the butler) - Sgt. Howard
Franklin Alexander (Rowdy) - Sgt. Howard, Warrl
Greg Hazelton - Warrl
Hazelton Forest (company) - Warrl
Mrs. Hazelton - Just Old Al, Warrl
Patricia Hazelton (Dusky, deceased) - Sgt. Howard, Just Old Al
Pauline Hazelton (Dawn) - Just Old Al, Warrl
Randall Hazelton (Durango) - Just Old Al, Warrl
Rosalyn Alexander-Richer (Daisy) - Sgt. Howard, Just Old Al
Theodore Alexander (Buck) - Sgt. Howard, Just Old Al
Theodore Alexander Foundation - Warrl

Language peculiarities are special proficiencies, just like technical knowledge. Al is the expert on British English, Dinky on all things Elvish including translations. (There are at least three varieties of Elvish: High, Wood, and Drow. If you want any non-elven character to speak or understand any variety, ASK EARLY - and Drow is probably not a good idea, as strangers speaking it tend to draw sharp questions and objects.)

I have more or less taken over the Hazeltons. We got a brief glimpse of them in "Doing it Right", and I have both added a lot of history and written some more recent events. If you're going to write Dawn, ask me about the oddity in her speech patterns. And I know what Durango is studying, and why, and part of it's going to show up in the story soon. The werewolves who are Dawn's neighbors are minor characters with local connections that could be useful threads to pull on if someone wants to write more about them. If you want me to establish some other character at/near the university, it's quite likely I can create an opportunity to do so.

My usual recipient list on Private Messages is
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Just Old Al
DinkyInky
Sgt. Howard
jwhouk
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That is actually the max for a single PM. If I'm writing Yana in a scene, the first four of those go in one copy of the message while
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Glytchmeister
Yana Nimkova
go in another. (I'd rather put all six in one PM but the forum software says nope, too many.)

And at some point I need to go through and see if there are any writers I'm forgetting that should be in the above lists.

* About Billens: there is a canon recurring but unnamed FBI-or-MIB agent. In the fanon he got named and acquired a rather long history.
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby GlytchMeister » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:40 pm

As per usual, Warrl with the details...

As for additional writers: ShneekeyTheLost is another writer who mainly teams up with Dinky and I lately, but he does some solo work too. And TazManiac writes Stan and Tina, but Taz has been out of the game for a while.
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby chicgeek » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:10 pm

Warri, that's a very comprehensive list. Thank you for taking the time to write it.
And of course I won't do anything without running it by the people involved. Heck, it'll be a while before I start something. I'm just getting my ducks in a row first. I'm rereading some of the stories to familiarize myself more thoroughly with the world here. Always fun!
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby Atomic » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:46 pm

My characters in The End were pretty much a closed set. I don't intend to revisit them, so probably don't need to be added to any list. Feel free to add them if you desire!
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby TazManiac » Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:43 am

GlytchMeister wrote:As per usual, Warrl with the details...

As for additional writers: ShneekeyTheLost is another writer who mainly teams up with Dinky and I lately, but he does some solo work too. And TazManiac writes Stan and Tina, but Taz has been out of the game for a while.



Thanks for the nod in my general direction. I'm almost back in the game, (ahem) "Any day now...".
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby jwhouk » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:42 am

Cavin Foxglove is mine, along with his parents.

Billens grew out of Sarge's character, which we later turned into Salted Caramel Latte Popsicle Guy. He's part Jay from MIB and Achilles from the Illiad.

Arania, Dreyali and Morbidia are also Sarge's creations that I've run with.

I do a better job at writing for Suzie and Monica.
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby Warrl » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:48 am

chicgeek wrote:Warri, that's a very comprehensive list. Thank you for taking the time to write it.

I wish it were more complete - the last three times I needed information that should be in the list I took that from, the information wasn't there. Because I haven't found it in the archives and entered it yet.

(The list is definitely a work in progress. And there is SO MUCH backlog to put in it. And just for fun, I also don't know what-all kinds of information I might like it to have in the future.)

Atomic wrote:My characters in The End were pretty much a closed set. I don't intend to revisit them, so probably don't need to be added to any list. Feel free to add them if you desire!

Perhaps YOU don't, but I would not be the least bit surprised to see Mr. Faeroe appear in more stories. Perhaps as a major character, or perhaps not.
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby Sgt. Howard » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:39 am

Let us not forget Nicodemus, Erza Molin and of course Murphy the Minotaur... these are also mine.
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby Just Old Al » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:10 am

In the spirit of completeness, let's not forget the RE/AHI crowd.

Smokey Stratton and John MacDonald - two mechanics/engineers who work for Al at AHI. Smokey is a redneck Texas good-ole-boy and John's a Canadian from the Ottawa area. Both were with AHI, and retired, and Al tempted them back into service as they were terminally bored sitting at home with their spouses.

At AHI in the prototype shop - McAdams and Juan. Juan is a craftsman of the old school - nothing he can't do as needed. McAdams is the manager of the prototype shop - he runs the place and tolerates the insanities of his bosses and the demands from RE - all mitigated by large shipments of chocolate digestives.

Mort Trantor - occasional appearance - he's Al's accountant and coincidentally another Brit car nut - presumably how he and Al met. His wife's name is Sharon and they have 2 children.

AHI also has a facilities manager - Portnoy. Not too much background on him. He and Al don't always see eye to eye, as Al considers him a cheap bastard, which Portnoy sees as effective cost control.
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby jwhouk » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:48 pm

Yeah, the list gets longer as I go back and look at stuff...

• Camilla Dustin was "sort of" my creation in SSA, though it came out about that whole Union Jack thing.
• Delilah "Leela" Marshall is Daisy's high school bestie - and a former Mossad-based MIB agent.
• Constance Jurgenson is the head of HR for AHI's offices in Minnetonka.
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby ShneekeyTheLost » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:52 pm

I mostly write Prroul, and a few others that really haven't come to light. I also am consulted on several topics on the back-end, and also provide some other authorial support behind-the-scenes. I haven't been doing much writing lately, although I've got a hard drive full of random bits of fic ranging from Girl Genius to Valdamar to some original settings. In fact, Prroul I've been writing about for nearly two decades now.
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby TazManiac » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:14 am

TazManiac wrote:
GlytchMeister wrote:As per usual, Warrl with the details...

As for additional writers: ShneekeyTheLost is another writer who mainly teams up with Dinky and I lately, but he does some solo work too. And TazManiac writes Stan and Tina, but Taz has been out of the game for a while.
Thanks for the nod in my general direction. I'm almost back in the game, (ahem) "Any day now...".


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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby lake_wrangler » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:04 am

I think this thread should also be made into a sticky. And a separate thread should be started, one that is comprised of a single post, namely the ordered list of characters, so one does not need to read several pages of a thread (i.e. this thread) to get to see them all. That separate thread would not include any comments (they would be included here, I guess, just like some fanfics have their own comment thread), so as to keep it clear, and would be kept up to date by whoever took the time to post it to begin with (hence the need for comments here, for those times when one or more new characters are added, via a new fanfic, they can be mentioned in the comments thread here, and then added to the "official" list, in the one-post thread, by whoever actually created the thread.)
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby Just Old Al » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:25 am

lake_wrangler wrote:I think this thread should also be made into a sticky. And a separate thread should be started, one that is comprised of a single post, namely the ordered list of characters, so one does not need to read several pages of a thread (i.e. this thread) to get to see them all. That separate thread would not include any comments (they would be included here, I guess, just like some fanfics have their own comment thread), so as to keep it clear, and would be kept up to date by whoever took the time to post it to begin with (hence the need for comments here, for those times when one or more new characters are added, via a new fanfic, they can be mentioned in the comments thread here, and then added to the "official" list, in the one-post thread, by whoever actually created the thread.)


Lovely idea. You volunteering? :)

More seriously there was an attempt at that with a wiki page or some such that went moribund. We should either revive that or jot up a page.
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby GlytchMeister » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:00 am

I’ve got that wiki bookmarked somewhere...
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby GlytchMeister » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:03 am

I’ll have to contact Yana about getting the rest of the authors logins so they can edit and format.
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Re: Fan Fic character list?

Postby Warrl » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:02 pm

Wapsi Fanon Wiki

LastPass still has my login info, so I can log in. And I still have the spreadsheet that formats the story index.

But I need to get caught up on writing stuff. I have the last couple scenes of Stable Relationship about half-done, and I have the start and end of a Winter Interlude rumbling around in my head. Plus a maybe-or-maybe-not-Wapsi story complete and ready to post. And that's just the stuff for here; I have two or three other books in progress. (One developed what may or may not be a sequel.)
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